Welcome to HCRJ

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (HCRJ) has celebrated over 50 years of worship as a Reform Jewish temple in Houston, Texas. Located in the heart of Houston’s Galleria area, HCRJ offers an intimate, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish synagogue with a feeling of warmth and welcoming where Jewish fellowship may flourish. Rabbi Steven Gross has nurtured profound spiritual connections and an engaged community since he began serving our congregation in 2005. Interfaith couples participate in all aspects of Temple life. We welcome you at any of our 7:15 p.m. Friday night Sabbath services. Our innovative religious school is based on a curriculum designed to engage students in dynamic, interactive learning experiences that teach Jewish history and principles through nature, art, cooking and other fun, exciting activities. Classes are held on Sunday mornings.

Upcoming Events

  1. Social Action Project: City Wide Club’s 39th Annual Thanksgiving Big Super Feast

    November 23 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Help serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal to over 20,000 men, women and children in need at the 39th Annual Thanksgiving Big Super Feast organized by the City Wide Club. Other More Info

  2. Social Action Project: Jewish Community Center’s Meals on Wheels Program

    November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Deliver Thanksgiving meals to the Jewish Community Center’s Meals on Wheels clients! Each HCRJ family will deliver to 2-3 clients. Individuals who are age 60 years or older, incapacitated More Info

Upcoming Events

  1. Social Action Project: City Wide Club’s 39th Annual Thanksgiving Big Super Feast

    November 23 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Help serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal to over 20,000 men, women and children in need at the 39th Annual Thanksgiving Big Super Feast organized by the City Wide Club. Other More Info

  2. Social Action Project: Jewish Community Center’s Meals on Wheels Program

    November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Deliver Thanksgiving meals to the Jewish Community Center’s Meals on Wheels clients! Each HCRJ family will deliver to 2-3 clients. Individuals who are age 60 years or older, incapacitated More Info

  3. Shabbat Services

    November 24 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

      All are welcome to join us at 7:15 Friday nights for Shabbat Services.   You do not need to be a member to join us in prayer as we More Info

  4. No Religious School

    November 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    There is no Religious School today. Mitzvah Day is on Sunday, December 3. Religious School returns on Sunday, December 10.

  5. Senior Chai Yoga

    November 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

  6. Knitzvah Group

    November 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      We chat, we eat, we knit/crochet, all for good causes!   Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:30 to 1:00.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Basic instruction is provided. More Info

  7. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    November 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us for a weekly game of Mah Jongg!  Coffee and light snacks are served. No cost to attend. Please contact Melissa at hcrj@hcrj.org to sign up.

  8. Senior Chai Oscar de la Renta Tour and Lunch

    November 30 @ 9:15 am - 2:30 pm
  9. The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam Class with Rabbi Gross

    November 30 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

    Join Rabbi Gross as he teaches the class, The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam. Jews and Muslims have co-existed, at times peacefully, at times More Info

  10. Tot Shabbat

    December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 6:20 pm

    Join Elmo and Rabbi Gross for Shabbat Fun in Naman Hall on the first Friday of every month at 6:00 PM. We’ll sing, we’ll dance, we’ll pray.Children 5 and under welcome with More Info

Temple Youth At HCRJ

Project Centered Programming

At HCRJ, students develop a strong sense of Jewish ethics and become young Jewish leaders in our community. Our curriculum engages students in a dynamic, interactive learning experience.

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